Prayers of Jesus

Christ on the Mount of Olives, by Josef Untersberger

A number of times the canonical gospels describe Jesus praying to God.

Recorded prayers

Six times the gospels record words that Jesus spoke in prayer:

Other references to Jesus praying

Other references to Jesus praying include:

In addition to this, Jesus said grace before the feeding miracles, at the Last Supper, and at the supper at Emmaus.

R. A. Torrey notes that Jesus prayed early in the morning as well as all night, that he prayed both before and after the great events of his life, and that he prayed "when life was unusually busy".[1]

See also


  1. R. A. Torrey, How to Pray, Chapter X.
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